Love is Spelled TIME

I have always believed that love is spelled TIME. This means to me physically being with those we love and care about even if traveling is the only way to accomplish showing our love and care. Yes, emails, calls, texts, social media, Facebook and etc., connect us, but to really connect on a personal level, most of us acknowledge that physically being together is the only true way. Continue reading

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3 Things to Know About the Maker Movement

You’ve heard of Pinterest and Etsy. There’s even a good chance you’ve attempted some of the many crafts or DIY projects you’ve admired and pinned to your boards or purchased hand-made items online. But did you know that there is a whole movement driven by people who make things that’s gaining momentum at an unprecedented rate? It’s called the Maker Movement and it’s not only changing the options we have as consumers, it’s the driving force behind how both Boomers and Millennials will shop in the future.

So what do you need to know about this movement?

1. You could be a maker. According to techopedia, “the maker movement is primarily the name given to the increasing number of people employing do-it-yourself (DIY) and do-it-with-others (DIWO) techniques and processes to develop unique technology products.” But it’s not specifically about being techie or non-techie, Continue reading

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Top 10 Decorating Tips (By the Numbers)

While sorting through some old magazines, I found a great list of interior decorating tips in the July/August 2011 issue of “House Beautiful.” Although these tips come from four years ago, all of them still apply to homes today! Continue reading

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Outdoor Living: Try These Ideas Next Summer!

The busier and crazier our lives get, the more we value and seek down time outside and out of our homes. There is nothing like your first cup of coffee on a patio, deck or porch to start the day off with an attitude of calm, instead of the usual morning rush.

On the contrary, ending the day outside, whether alone or with others, surely adds a needed dimension to our lives to decompress from a busy day. At the very least, we can learn to shut off our days in nature’s wonderful antidote to the stress, for even a short amount of time.

According to new research from the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA), Continue reading

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Have you got your fix yet?

Admit it. There have been days you’ve looked in your closet and said, “I have nothing to wear!” Maybe you find yourself short on time to do any clothes shopping for yourself. Or perhaps you’ve dreamed of having your own personal stylist to help you pick out just the right outfit for your lifestyle and body. Good news! The answer is Stitch Fix.

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No matter your age, budget, lifestyle or taste, this online service claims to be “your partner in personal style” — and it delivers. Continue reading

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